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Kerala, God’s Own Country, is nature’s darling. Of the hill stations, Munnar is the summer capital of the state. Endowed with lush greenery and natural majesty, Munnar defies the ageing influence of time on its beauty, sensuousness and luxury. This summer retreat in Kerala is nestled amidst hills of the Western Ghats. A stay close to the highest peak of Anamudi in Munnar is a refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating experience. If seen from a vintage point, the luring landscape of Munnar looks like a beautiful painting on canvas. Indian Eagle presents a guide on Munnar tourism sightseeing by highlighting the places to visit there.
At an altitude of 1,880 meters above sea level, Top Station is a paradise for photographers and those who admire the beauty of nature under the spell of romantic poems by William Wordsworth and John Keats. Visit to Top Station, one of the most naturally beautiful places in Munnar, is full of surprises including panoramic views of the Western Ghats. As the name suggests, it is the highest railway station in the Kundala Valley Railway in Kerala. Make sure to stop for a while at Echo Point on the way to Top Station. At Echo Point, you can hear the echoes of your voice reflected by nature. Especially kids enjoy such an engaging communication with nature amidst scenic vistas.
Mattupetty Dam reservoir is one of the must-see things to see in Munnar. Located at a distance of 13 km from the center of Munnar, the concrete dam was built to store water for hydroelectric projects. Nestled between the hill ranges, the dam reservoir is an idyllic spot to idle away hours by boating in the lap of nature. The area by the reservoir is a seat of relaxation for tourists.
Attukad Waterfalls is as integral to the beautiful landscape of Munnar as the stars to the sky, and flowers to a garden. The waterfall is a beauty spot on the picturesque canvas of Munnar. It swells and falls incessantly in the monsoon. It remains a narrow mountain stream in summer, winter and other seasons of the year. The misty beauty of Attukad Waterfalls is an added attraction of Munnar.
Marayoor Sandal wood forests
Tough a little further than the other things to see in Munnar, Marayoor Sandalwood forest is just the right place for sightseeing and biking. Home to a natural sandalwood forest, the area steeped in references to the Stone Age of the civilization, which dates back to 10,000 B.C. The area used to be a heritage point with rock edits, paintings and other exhibits of the Stone Age.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
If it is wildlife that interests you the most, make sure to visit Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in Idukki District from some 60 km from Munnar, the sanctuary is an ideal venue for trekking. It is home to 34 species of mammals, and 245 species of birds. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is worth a visit for wildlife photographers and bird lovers.
Blossom Park is one of the few places in Munnar where the glory of nature is best manifested. Blossom International Park sprawling over 16 acres is a hub of peace and beauty. The surrounding of the park is the hillside landscape. Dotted with flower plants in rows, the park is a like a kaleidoscopic magic of colors. A walk between the two rows of flowers in the park is a relaxing experience.
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